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    TownCenter8Welcome to Carol Stream. This section is design to provide you, the new resident, with the information you need to live in Carol Stream.

    The Village of Carol Stream was incorporated in 1959 at a time when only a few rural farmsteads surrounded by vast cornfields and pastures existed in this part of DuPage County. Today, the Village is part of the Chicago metropolitan region and a leader among western suburban DuPage County communities. The last official Village population census conducted in 2000 totaled 40,438 residents.

    The local housing stock includes a variety of dwelling types such as single-family homes in all price ranges, condominiums, town homes, apartments, senior independent retirement community living, and a senior group apartment housing complex. In general, the value of the local housing stock has consistently increased over the years.

    Carol Stream is home to more than 900 businesses and industries including several Fortune 500 companies. Peacock Engineering, DeMar Logistics Inc., A.J. Antunes & Co., Royal Die & Stamping Inc. , Inland Corrugated Packaging, Berlin Industries, Vickers Inc., Office Depot, Prince Castle, American Flange Co., Trans Tech America, Fed-Ex Ground Transport, Mercedes Benz of North America, Thyssen Krupp Specialty Steels, Tyndale House Publishing, FIC America, Ingram Micro, Inland Detroit-Diesel, and Moore Business Forms are among the many.

    Village residents who regularly travel the thirty-five miles to the Chicago Loop for business or cultural activities are only a forty-minute commute via the Wheaton, Bartlett or Hanover Park Metra commuter train stations. The RTA’s Suburban PACE transportation system provides convenient shuttle service to area residents commuting to local train stations, shopping centers, colleges, and hospitals. Local commuters will find an easy toll free access to I-290 (Eisenhower Expy.) by traveling east on North Ave or Army Trail Road to I-355 North. The Elgin-O’Hare Expressway provides convenient commuter access to the northwest suburbs, reached by traveling north on Gary Ave. past Lake Street.

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    Carol Stream also offers modern schools, a large park district with state of the art facilities, a modern library and churches of several denominations. The Village of Carol Stream is governed by a seven member legislative body made up of a Mayor and Board of Trustees. The Mayor and Trustees are electedCSLogo to four-year staggered terms. The Mayor and Board of Trustees form the governing body of the Village, enacting ordinances and setting the policy for Village services and procedures. The Mayor and Village Board of Trustees encourage residents to attend its regular meetings held on the 1st & 3rd Monday of each month at 7:30 pm at the Bielawski Municipal Center located at 500 N. Gary Ave.  Should a 1st or 3rd Monday fall on a national holiday, the meeting will be rescheduled to the next day.  During each meeting, residents and the general public are provided an opportunity to share issues and concerns directly with the Board during the Listening Post segment.  Citizenship requires residents get to know their elected representatives and attending a Village Board meeting is a good way to get to know your new community and become familiar with the many services we provide. Other official Boards and Commissions include the Plan Commission/Zoning Board of Appeals, the Fire and Police Commission, the Human Services Commission and the Police Pension Fund Board. The Village Manager is the Chief Administrative Officer of the Village and is responsible for the day-to-day management of all Village operations under the direction of the Mayor and Board of Trustees.

    The Village of Carol Stream, the Carol Stream Chamber of Commerce and the Carol Stream Convention and Visitors Bureau continue to work together to carry out Jay Stream's vision of making Carol Stream an enjoyable place to work and raise a family.

    Click here to read about us in the Fox Valley Magazine Article - Carol Stream Profile



    Complete Zoning Map Future Land Use Zoning by Street Name
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    GIS & Geospatial Data

    GIS, commonly known as "mapping software", is an application used by the Village of Carol Stream for storing and displaying data related to the geographical position of points of interest. ie; your property, dangerious animals, sex offenders, etc.

    GIS can show many different kinds of data on a single map. This enables people to more easily see, analyze, and understand patterns and relationships. If you have a suggestion for a map that you may find useful, please click here to complete a suggestion form.

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    Community Fellowship Church
    28W240 North Avenue

    Corpus Christi Catholic Church
    1415 Lies Road

    Crossroad Community Church
    1N100 Gary Avenue

    Fellowship Church of Carol Stream
    130 Shawnee Drive

    Heritage Presbyterian Church
    965 Kuhn Road

    Lutheran Church of the Master
    580 North Kuhn Road

    Our Savior Lutheran Church
    1244 West Army Trail Road

    Sat Kaival Mandir
    990 N. County Farm Road                        

    St. Andrew United Methodist Church
    250 North Gary Avenue

    St. Luke Catholic Church
    421 Cochise Court

    Village Bible Church
    600 North Kuhn Road

    Vineyard Church of DuPage (Kingsland Center Bldg.)
    25W560 Geneva Road

    Wheaton Bible
    27W500 North Avenue

    Wheaton Christian Church
    610 E. North Avenue

    Village Communication 

    The Village of Carol Stream tries to foster governmental transparency through communication and community involvement.  One of the easiest ways to get in the know is to sign up for our E-Newsletter.  If you don't want to wait until the release of the newsletter, please visit our Carol Stream News page or follow us on facebook or twitter .

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    E-Newsletters have useful timely public information to help inform residents and businesses about living and working in the Carol Stream community. Articles focus on topics that range from green initiatives, community events, public health, public safety, employment and job training resources, new state laws, public transportation/paratransit, voter information, social service programs, as well as disaster preparedness to name a few.  

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    Carol Stream Correspondents

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    Village Happenings

    This 1-page flyer is published every other Monday and includes timely information on community events, government news, local volunteer opportunities and recycling program offerings.
    500 North Gary Avenue | Carol Stream, Illinois 60188 | Phone: (630) 665-7050 | TDD: (630) 668-5785 | Fax: (630) 665-1064